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Ibn Rushd, often Latinized as Averroes, was a Muslim Andalusian polymath and jurist who wrote about many subjects, including philosophy, theology, medicine, astronomy, physics, psychology, mathematics, Islamic jurisprudence and law, and linguistics. The author of more than 100 books and treatises, his philosophical works include numerous commentaries on Aristotle, for which he was known in the west as The Commentator and Father of rationalism. Ibn... Read More

Born14 April 1126
Córdoba, Al-Andalus, Almoravid Empire (present-day Spain)
Died11 December 1198 (aged 72)
Marrakesh, Maghreb, Almohad Caliphate (present-day Morocco)
Other namesAbū l-Walīd Muḥammad ibn ʾAḥmad ibn Rushd
The Commentator
EraMedieval, Islamic Golden Age
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